Connect with Collections & Research


DMNH offers an unpaid summer internship program for college and graduate students in its Collections and Research Division.  Applicants must have completed their first year of college or graduate school and should be interested in pursuing a career in a field related to natural history, biology, museums, or libraries/archives.  Relevant majors include: biology, organismal biology, zoology, botany, marine science, wildlife biology, and museum studies.

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Help keep DMNH’s scientific collections accessible to researchers through volunteering! The Museum seeks detail-oriented volunteers with an interest in natural history to work behind the scenes in caring for those unique resources. No special knowledge is required and all training is provided. Hours for Collections and Research volunteers are from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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Howard and Dede Brokaw Ornithology Fellowship

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce a paid fellowship program for college students and recent graduates in the Bird Department of its Collections and Research Division. The fellowship is supported by the Brokaw Family Foundation and is named after Howard and Dede Brokaw. Howard was a Founding Patron and former Honorary Trustee of the Museum who contributed to ornithology and bird conservation throughout his life.

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Collection Research Grants

The Collections & Research Division of the Delaware Museum of Natural History announces the availability of graduate student grants in support of research in the Museum’s collections. The award will be used toward travel and lodging expenses for a student to visit DMNH to study our world-class collections and library. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program and pursuing collections-based research leading to publication. Students do not need to be U.S. citizens and may be attending a school outside the U.S.A.

Learn more about Collection Research Grants